Faculty & Staff

Advising Faculty

Neuroscience advising faculty provide academic guidance for students pursuing a neuroscience major or minor. The Neuroscience Advisor assists students in designing, planning, and completing their programs of study. The Psychology Department Liaison and Biology Department Liaison are also available for initial consultations with psychology and biology majors, respectively. Contact one of the neuroscience advising faculty if you are interested in discussing the neuroscience program. Please see the neuroscience advising faculty statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Alo C. Basu

Associate Professor, Psychology
Neuroscience Program Advisor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Neurobiology of learning and memory, stress-related neuroplasticity, genetic and environmental risk factors for neuropsychiatric disorders
Office: Beaven 403A Phone: (508) 793-3750
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Daniel Bitran

Daniel Bitran Professor Psychology

Professor, Psychology
Science Coordinator
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Fields: Behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and biological psychiatry; role of science and medicine in the Holocaust.
Email: dbitran@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 426  Phone: (508) 793-3329
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Alexis S. Hill

Assistant Professor, Biology
Neuroscience Program Liaison for Biology
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Neurobiology, Neurogenetics and Behavior
Office: Swords 233 Phone: (508) 793-3543
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André Isaacs

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Fields: Organic, Synthetic Methods
Office: Haberlin 325 Phone: (508) 793-3378
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Patricia E. Kramer

Charles A. Dana Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, Psychology
Class Dean for Class of 2022
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Face perception, social neuroscience, sensation and perception
Email: pkramer@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 204 Phone: (508) 793-2532
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Michelle Mondoux

Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Princeton University
Fields: Effects of diet on behavior, role of neuronal genes in insulin signaling
Email: mmondoux@holycross.edu 
Office: O'Neil 337 Phone: (508) 793-3360
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Ryan E. B. Mruczek

Associate Professor, Psychology
Neuroscience Program Liaison for Psychology
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: Primate vision, object and tool representations, experience-dependent plasticity, visual illusions, systems neuroscience methods
Office: Beaven 403B   Phone: (508)793-2328
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Tomohiko Narita

Associate Professor, Physics
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Fields: Experimental astrophysics — observations of low-mass X-ray binaries; development of X-ray satellite instrumentation
Office: Haberlin 109 Phone: (508) 793-2503
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Constance Royden

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Class Dean for Class of 2024
Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco, 1988
Fields: Computational and psychophysical studies of visual processing in the primate brain
Email: croyden@holycross.edu 
Office: Haberlin 308 Phone: (508) 793-2472
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Affiliated Faculty

Neuroscience affiliated faculty are faculty who have ongoing teaching and/or research interests related to neuroscience.

Lawrence Cahoone

Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Fields: Philosophy of mind, metaphysics and natural science
Email: lcahoone@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 517 Phone: (508) 793 2460
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David B. Damiano

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., Brown University, 1980, A.B. Dartmouth College, 1975
Fields: Application of methods from topological data analysis to study dynamic aspects of brain connectivity
Email: ddamiano@holycross.edu 
Office: Swords 341 Phone: (508) 793-2476
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Gregory J. DiGirolamo

Associate Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Fields:  Cognitive neuroscience, cognitive control and its disturbance, visual attention
Email: gdigirol@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 402 Phone: (508) 793-3595
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Devin Gouvêa

Assistant Professor, Philosophy



Geoff D. Findlay

Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D., University of Washington
Fields: Reproductive biology in fruit flies, including neuronal mediation of behavioral and physiological changes
Email: gfindlay@holycross.edu 
Office: O'Neil 107 Phone: (508) 793-2655
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Reginald McGee


Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., Purdue University, B.S. Florida A&M University
Fields: Computational Immunobiology, Biomedical Informatics, Health Disparities
Office: Swords 326 Phone: (508) 793-2635
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Sarah Petty

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Class Dean for Class of 2025
Ph.D., University of Liverpool
Fields: Protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases
Email: spetty@holycross.edu 
Office: Haberlin 237 Phone: (508) 793-3428
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Muhammad Ali Qadri

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., Tufts University
Fields:Animal cognition, comparative psychology, animal behavior, visual perception, action recognition, decision making
Email: mqadri@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 410 Phone: (508) 793-3760
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Richard Schmidt

Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Cognitive Science, interpersonal coordination, interlimb coordination, dynamical theories of behavior, ecological psychology
Email: rschmidt@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 330 Phone: (508) 793-2244
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Jameliah Inga Shorter-Bourhanou

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Penn State University, University Park, PA
Fields:Critical Philosophy of Race, Immanuel Kant (Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Race), African American Philosophy, Black Feminist Philosophy
Email: jshorter@holycross.edu 
Office: Smith Hall 516 Phone: (508) 793-3857
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Edward J. Soares

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1994
Fields: Multivariate statistical methods, brain image analysis, evaluation of pre-clinical drug studies
Email: esoares@holycross.edu 
Office: Haberlin 306 Phone: (508) 793-3368
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William E. Stempsey S.J.

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Professor, Philosophy
M.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, Ph.D., Georgetown University
Fields: philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, moral philosophy
Office: Smith 521 Phone: (508) 793 2469
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Shannon Stock

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011
Fields: Multivariate and longitudinal statistical methods, modeling of clinical outcomes in schizophrenia
Email: sstock@holycross.edu 
Office: Haberlin 311 Phone: (508) 793-3312
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Karsten R. Stueber

Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Tübingen
Fields: Philosophy of mind 
Email: kstueber@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 524 Phone: (508) 793 3395
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Laura Cortés

Academic Administrative Assistant
Email: lcortes@holycross.edu
Office: Beaven 327 Phone: (508) 793 3578